A pamphlet style format of notes taken from I Corinthians 13 Corps Night Transcript on February 12, 1983.
Format: Verified Digitized
Publication Date: 02-12-1983
Remember believing is for the present; hope is for the future. Believing appropriates today for the present. Hope anticipates for the future. But it is the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation that activates both believing and hope. You must believe today, in this context, to operate the manifestations of the spirit (that's the thing "in part" and that is why you had present-future; present-future; present-future, etc.) Now we are in the present. Now abides three things: Believing (you must believe to operate those manifestations in the present and continue to believe day by day). You must hope (For what? That full, precise and complete knowledge in the future). But you have the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation for all times. It activates the believing and hope today, and it lasts even in the future. It is for all times. That is why the greatest of these is the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation. It is needed today, but it will be there in the future. It is the lasting, activating ingredient. Again, profit is the key. We are looking for
P-R-O-F-I-T. The profit. In order to have the greatest profit, to each believer coming from the same spirit, you have to have agapaō, the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation. That's why this sits here at the apex of Corinthians. After Paul has discussed all the problems, now he deals with the manifestations and that's the key to profit.
But what is the real key to the profitableness of those things that are profitable? To do it with love. It is like the glaze on top of the cherry that is on top [of the cake]. That is this chapter and that is why, perhaps, he [Dr. Wierwille] said this is the greatest chapter in the whole Word of God, when it comes to putting into practice the greatness of the new birth and living the mystery in a practical way. So that there really is profit. Remember that all things are lawful but not all things are profitable. What are we looking for? Profit—my own profit? No, the profit of many that they might be saved. To the weak I become as weak; I become all things to all men that I might by all means save some. We are looking for the profit. All things are lawful but not all things are profitable. The only way to have the profit is by the manifestations (of which there are nine) of the spirit. And to really have the profit, you have to do it with this: the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation. That is why it has got to be the greatest chapter as far as practice and the greatness of the new birth and living the mystery in a practical way. Because it is that love of God which is that "relentless devotion stemming from the absolute admiration of one so great that you are absolutely sure of your commitment to him." When you are that committed, then you are living by the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation. But if you have fear there is no love. If there is no profit, it is because there is no love. If there is envy instead of hope, there is no profit. If you react to situations instead of acting positively, acting on the Word, and acting by the manifestations, then it is not love. It has got to be with profit in all these areas of life. The love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation—the greatest chapter on practice in the Word of God: but it has got to fit in the context. You can't take it out.